I know, right?
It was Tapes For My Walkman. Then it was Tapes For My Walkman and Tapes For My VCR. Then it was Tapes For My Walkman (incorporating Tapes For My VCR). Now it’s Ritual Objects of Sight and Sound. It was going to be Ritual Objects but that was already taken, dammit.
All the old Tapes… content is here. I haven’t quite got my head around what I’m doing with the blog in general just at the moment, other than celebrating the physical format. Or something. There’ll be the same kind of writing as before on the same kinds of subjects as before, with an emphasis on all things analogue – though CD and DVD will get more than just a look-in, I should imagine. The horror! I know. Calm yourself. Wipe away your hipster tears with your hipster pocket kerchief before they befoul all of the hipster lotions and unguents in your hipster beard and bear with me.
You may recently have noticed a slight change hereabouts. Hideously-titled sister blog Tapes For My VCR has been subsumed by Tapes For My Walkman. There are various reasons for this, chief among them the fact that I was finding it difficult to keep the separate blogs individually updated on any kind of a regular basis, so I thought if I lumped them both together I’d be able to keep up a reasonable writing schedule. Of course, since making this change, I haven’t uploaded a bastard thing.
There are various reasons for that, too. Problems with my latest album release, unexpected gigs, other writing that needed/needs tending to. Prince died.
A quick scroll through this blog will give you a hint that Prince is kind of a big deal to me. His death gave me pause, which I mean quite literally, certainly in terms of writing this sort of thing. Once I did write about it, I found the result was more of a personal-and-musicianly piece, so I published it over on my personal/musicianly blog, Channel Nowhere (if you want to check it out, click HERE).
I’ve currently got a dozen or so posts sitting half-written. I’m looking at finishing them up now so there could well be a few updates in quick succession over the next few weeks. Also, since combining the two existing blogs has shifted focus away from the original concept, there’ll likely be some other changes – starting with a new title.
Then again, there’s always the possibility I’ll just ditch the whole thing. Try not to let the suspense interfere with your tea.